News

December 2003

by Annie Yu

In the past, when people need to transfer files from PC to PC, the type of portable data storage media that first come in their minds are floppies, CDs and Zip disks. Floppy disks are the least expensive of the three but they only provide about a megabyte (MB) of storage. What's more, floppy disks ...

by Joe Lee

As part of the computer provision, 300 new notebook computers have been purchased for loan to students for on-campus use. These new machines, featuring Pentium M 1.4GHz (Centrino) CPU, 256MB RAM, built-in wireless LAN card, light weight (5.4lb w/ battery), and ease of use, were put into service on ...

by Annie Yu

The new Microsoft Office System 2003, which was released to the general public in October 2003, consists of the latest versions of traditional Office programs such as Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint and with new tools added, such as a note-taking application called OneNote and an XML data tool ...

by Joe Chow

Network security is of great importance when information exchange is concerned. For public machines like the Express Terminals that are easily reached by outsiders, system logon is a must to safeguard the users, and that was why it was introduced several years ago. However, it seems that this ...

September 2003

by Matthew Hung

When we talk about Chinese input method in the subject of "Chinese Computing", you will immediately relate this to the "Chang Jie ", "Pinyin ", "Quick " etc. input methods. Then, you might also have experienced the hardship when you start to learn using the keyboard and memorize keystroke ...

by Noel Laam

After a lengthy tendering exercise, the annual maintenance service contract for Dell desktops (Warranty Extension Scheme, WES) and the Per Call Service Scheme for all desktops are finally awarded to IBM and ServiceOne respectively. The subscription arrangement and the service scope of the two ...

June 2003

by Joe Lee

In March 2000, the University introduced a pilot notebook computer loan scheme as an extension of the Wireless LAN project. By allowing students greater access to the computer applications on the network and the Internet via the Wireless LAN with the use of portable computers, the purposes of the ...

by Joe Lee

Removal of English and Chinese Windows 98 in CSC Teaching Studios By Joe Lee According to usage statistics, the majority of our students have already moved from Windows 98 (Win98/CWin98) to the Windows XP (WinXP) environment. In order to concentrate our support effort on WinXP and leave room for the ...

by Raymond Poon

If you are an IBM computer user who has not yet heard about the CityU's IBM ThinkPad (TP) Service Centre, you will be glad to know that it is now located at Room G2504 adjacent to the entrance of the Computing Services Centre (CSC) on the 2/F of Academic Building to provide speedy and convenient ...

by Joe Lee

This summer, a collection of useful software has been added to the CSC student LAN which is accessible in the CSC Student Terminal Area. Some are simply software upgrades while others may be new to staff and students. The followings are brief descriptions of the newly installed software which may ...

March 2003

by Raymond Poon

When we talk about the cost of a PC on campus, it is common that only the price of the PC is considered. In fact, this amount alone is far less than the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the PC as other types of costs associated such as installation, software, networking, communications, applications ...

by John Chan

Although Linux has not been taken up as a work desk environment in the desktop world like the Windows operating systems from Microsoft, Linux machines have already been widely deployed for various academic activities over the years. However, with the increasing number of these machines, security ...

by Annie Yu

As more and more files are being shared across the Internet, it is important that their file sizes can be compressed providing shorter downloading / transferring time. Furthermore, files often get corrupted when they are transferred "loose" over Internet lines and therefore a certain kind of ...